West German Walther PPK/S Blue 9mm Kurz .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol 1972

SOLD FOR: $1295

LSB#: 210506MW38

Make: Walther/Interarms

Model: PPK/S

Serial Number: 164284S

Year of Manufacture: 1972

Caliber: .380 A.C.P. (9mm Kurz)

Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine and Slide-Mounted Decocker Safety

Markings: The left of the slide is marked with a Walther banner logo over  “Made in W. Germany” and “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PPK/S Cal. 9mm kurz”.  The right side of the slide is marked with an eagle over “N” proof, “164284”, and “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA/VIRGINIA” on a sunburst logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “72”, with an Ulm antler proof and an eagle over “N”.  The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “164284S” vertically.

Barrel Length: 3 1/4”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade with a white dot in its rear face that is integral to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with a square white aiming reference below the notch, dovetailed into the slide. The sights form a two-dot aiming system, round over square, for fast sight acquisition. The top of the slide has a serrated rib to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black plastic with Walther banner logos at their tops. The grips have scattered minor nicks, scuffs and general handling wear. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few spots of light erosion in the bore near the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges, most notable in the grip areas. The slide has scattered light finish wear. There are some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The action shows light operational wear. The screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single action pull has a smooth takeup followed by a light, crisp break. This pistol has a decocker safety which functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 7-round magazine. The magazine has minor operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Fine condition.

Our Assessment: Because of the Gun Control Act of 1968, importation of the Walther PPK was disallowed, and Walther enlarged the pistol to the PPK/S model to get around the restrictions. The PPK/S was made by Walter into the 1970’s and then by license to Walther by Interarms starting in 1980 and continuing into the 1990’s, and later by Smith & Wesson, while during most of this time it was also manufactured by Manurhin. This is a blued Walther PPK/S in .380 ACP caliber made in West Germany by Walther in 1972.  This pistol is in Very Good condition with about 87% of its original finish remaining, a nice bore and strong mechanics. The pistol comes with a single magazine to get you started. If you want a small pistol for concealed carry or if you have small hands that won’t fit around a grip with a double stack magazine, this is a quality pistol that is great for concealed carry. It would also make a nice addition for a Walther collector. Please see our photos and good luck!

West German Walther PPK/S Blue 9mm Kurz .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol 1972
West German Walther PPK/S Blue 9mm Kurz .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol 1972